Prosecutors say Drake Bell’s alleged victim was only 15 when he “recklessly” attempted to “create a substantial risk to” her health and safety.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, prosecutors revealed Bell’s alleged victim age at the time of the incident. She was born in 2002 and is currently 19. The actor was 34.
Earlier today, Bell was arrested in Ohio on charges of attempted endangering children and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. He entered a not guilty plea in court.
Prosecutors say the went down on December 1, 2017. He was scheduled to perform at a venue in Cleveland that night. The charges accuse Bell of violating “a duty of care, protection or support and the violation resulted in serious physical harm to” the alleged victim.
The court documents say the actor violated the law by “disseminating matter harmful to juveniles” Bell allegedly provided the material to the minor.
The former Nickelodeon star was released after posted a $2,500 bond. At the hearing, the judge ordered him not to have any contact with the alleged victim.
The court document states, “Defendant is ordered to submit to a DNA specimen collection procedure administered by the sheriff within 24 hours.”
His next hearing was scheduled for June 23. Bell’s lawyer did not return a request for comment.
A rep for the Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office, Tyler Sinclair, tells Radar, “In October 2018, the female juvenile victim, 15, filed a report with her local police department in Canada regarding an incident that occurred between her and Jared Bell, 34, the previous year at a Cleveland nightclub on Old River Road in the city’s East Bank of The Flats district.
Further, “Canadian authorities contacted the Cleveland Division of Police who conducted a subsequent investigation. That investigation revealed that the victim, who had established a relationship with Bell several years prior, attended his concert in December 2017. “
“While there, Bell violated his duty of care and, in doing so, created a risk of harm to the victim. The investigation also revealed that months leading up to the concert, Bell sent the victim inappropriate social media messages.”